Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
estate taxes revert to the levels they were before george w. bush was in office. those taxes were lowered to help us get through a couple recessions. this is unfair. people should be entitled to pass along their hard earned money. the concentration of wealth needs to be kept in check. it doesn't create dynastys. that was one of the earliest goals of this tax. as you said, the difficulty here is dividing up a house, or a farm or a going concern to pay a portion of the tax that is owed. that presents a problem for families having to pay that estate tax can affect the growth of family businesses. it's been fluctuating a lot in recent years. family run businesses can't plan for it. in the end it -- that part of things, the number of people who will actually have to pay that tax on big family estates farms or businesses is estimated to be about 50 people. 50 different estates next year. it's mostly a principle discussion. >> opponents call it the death tax. i haven't heard about you, in all the discussions over the past few weeks what might be over the deal. i haven't heard for republi
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
president george w. bush alberto gonzales laid out the options facing eric holder and the justice department. option one, lock the users up. >> go into washington state, arrest and prosecute those in possession of marijuana, then wait for the defendant to say wait a minute, you know, i've got state law says it is not unlawful. at that point, they can raise preemption and say the federal government laws preempt state law in this regard. >> option two. fight it out in the courts. >> sue the state of washington and state of colorado, take them to court, and say outright that in this field the federal government has preempted and that the law has to fall. >> option three. cut off federal money to law enforcement. >> simply start withholding federal grants to the state because of the fact that they're not helping the state enforce federal law. >> gonzales didn't mention option four, do nothing. listen to former federal prosecutor mark osler. >> i think they should stand back. i think the best course of action here is to employ prosecutorial discretion. let the states do what they will.
Nov 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
wanted to negotiate a settlement between israel and the palestinians. george w. bush could not care. he wanted to fight the war on terror. and he thought the palestinian question was not the issue of the hour. and then came president obama. and he paid this conflict no attention. for what you have now is 12 years without any major movement on the palestinian question. and that's why this vote had this kind of impact. >> let's talk now about this report that israel is planning to build thousands of new houses in the west bank. the spokesman for the state department victoria nuland talked about that. listen to this and we'll discuss it. >> yeah. >> we reiterate our long standing opposition to settlement activity in east jerusalem construction and announcements. we also believe that these actions are counterproductive and make it harder to resume direct negotiations. >> suggesting that perhaps this is a step backward for palestine. >> well, i think there are reports from israel in fact that tell us that maybe these settlements will not be built because they are in a very sensitive area
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
harsh treatment he endured will reduce manning's sentence. nch >>> also former president george h. w. bush is hospitalized treated for bronchitis. he has been at methodist hospital for six days and now in stable condition and expected to be released in the next three days. the 88-year-old bush is the oldest living former u.s. president in recent years he has suffered from parkinson's disease. >>> saturday marks world aids day and today secretary of state hillary clinton unveiled an ambitious u.s. plan to tackle the disease. she said the goal is to usher in an aids-free generation in part by expanding drug treatments that keep the disease at bay. >> make no mistake about it, hiv may well be with us into the future, but the disease that it causes need not be. we can reach a point where virtually no children are born with the virus and, as these children become teenagers and adults, they are at a far lower risk of becoming infected than they are today. if they do acquire hiv, they have access to treatment that helps prevent them, not only from developing aids, but from passing the virus